The Babson testing center in Webster is closed—asymptomatic testing is paused.

As we move toward an endemic phase of COVID, we are evolving our protocols to focus on a more sustainable approach that emphasizes personal responsibility, risk-assessment and wellness.

The hard work and commitment of the Babson community has enabled our success and helped us maintain as safe an environment as possible. Our campus is 97% vaccinated—far exceeding the Mass. Higher Education Testing Group’s highest recommendation of 90% vaccination—and more than 87% of eligible community members are boostered. Pre-arrival and arrival testing protocols helped facilitate a successful January return and we delivered a full in-person experience on campus throughout the recent Omicron surge. 

Our decisions continue to be data-driven, informed by federal, state and local public health guidance, and made in consultation with our external consultants, Environmental Health & Engineering (EHE). We must also account for the significant impact that COVID protocols have on mental health and emotional wellbeing. 

In the weeks and months ahead, with close monitoring and consideration for campus data and trends, we will continue to evaluate and evolve our policies in ways that reinforce community connection and wellness.

Last updated Monday, May 16, 2022

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